sakura

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Look­ing for­ward to spring and cher­ry blos­soms! A cozy cir­cle scarf pat­tern for Lunar new year! :D You know, in Chi­ne­se Lunar New Year is also called 春節, which lit­er­al­ly trans­lates into “spring fes­ti­val” in Eng­lish.

I’ve been see­ing this com­bi­na­tion of stitch­es (sin­gle cro­chet, chain one) in dif­fer­ent projects around the web, have also used it in my buck­et hat pat­tern for a bas­ket weave kind of tex­ture. Recent­ly I was mak­ing a cir­cle scarf for a friend and fig­ured that when arrang­ing rows of colours in cer­tain ways it actu­al­ly looks kind of like plaid. 

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It’s made with a larg­er hook so it’s quite soft. 

I used:

Three skeins of worsted weight yarn in grey, pink and white, approx. 100g per skein (only used half a skein for each colour)

9mm hook 

5mm hook (to weave in ends)

Two hours — a very quick project

Cir­cle scarf:

With grey and larg­er hook, ch 130 (you can ch more or less to adjust the length. Mine wraps around my neck twice snug­ly. Just make sure that there is an even num­ber of stitch­es).

Being care­ful not to twist, sl st in first ch to form a cir­cle.

Row 1: ch 2 (counts as sc, ch 1), *skip next ch, sc in next ch, ch 1* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in first ch of row while chang­ing colour to pink. Here’s how I usu­al­ly change colours at the end of row. When doing the yarn-over to make the sl st at the end of row, yarn-over the new colour (in this case, pink) instead of the work­ing yarn (in this case, grey), like so…

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Tie the short end of pink to the work­ing yarn (grey) to secure it. 

Row 2: with pink, TURN (be sure to turn the work at the begin­ning of each row, oth­er­wise the pat­tern will look slant­ed). sc in first ch 1 sp, ch 1, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in first sc of row while chang­ing yarn to white.

Row 3: with white, TURN, car­ry up the oth­er two colours of yarn and wrap them in the first sc in first ch 1 sp, repeat row 2.

With sub­se­quent colour change, yarn-over with the new colour as you make the sl st at the end of the row, TURN, then car­ry up the oth­er two colours and wrap them in the first stitch you make with the new colour in the start of the row. Let go of the oth­er two colours as you go around the scarf.

Repeat Row 3 with the fol­low­ing colour sequence:

Pink

Grey

Pink

White

Pink

Grey

Pink 

White

Pink 

Grey

Pink

White

Pink

Grey

Grey

With small­er hook, weave in ends.

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Keep warm until spring arrives! 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “sakura

  1. Pret­ty! Great col­ors and looks squishy! :)
    …and odd­ly enough I just used that stitch, too, on a project. Great minds and all that! LOL

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